This decadent keto salted caramel brownie fudge is so easy to make with only a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes of time. Also, this bite-size caramel brownie fudge recipe is the perfect bite-sized treat for Christmas, holiday gift-giving or to keep in your freezer all year long for the tastiest keto fat bomb treat. Sugar-free, gluten-free, and keto-friendly!
Easy Keto Fudge Recipe
There is nothing I look forward to more than the holiday season! It is such a magical time of year: decorations, parties with friends and family members, and of course, making treat after treat!
One of my favourite keto treats to make during this time of year is by far homemade keto fudge. It is not only super easy to make but also easy to customize to a variety of flavours. From my Walnut White Chocolate, my 2-Ingredient Peanut Butter fudge, and my Buckeye Fudge, I thought it was time to try my hand at making a caramel fudge.
This fudge is so decadent, so rich and so wonderfully scrumptious, that you’re going to want to make it over and over again!
One of the things I love about this fudge recipe is that it’s a cooked fudge but does not require a candy thermometer. It’s impossible to mess up and tastes like a fudge version of the Talenti Salted Caramel Truffle Gelato...Maybe even better!
Easy Keto Fudge Recipe
It starts with Challenge Butter. Made with 100% real cream, it’s definitely a high-quality butter which is always my butter of choice. Then, heavy cream, sweetener, and vanilla are combined to make the caramel sauce. Melt some cream cheese into the keto caramel fudge and sprinkle the top with Morton's salt and voila! The salted caramel fudge is complete!
For the brownie chunks, I used my brownie recipe from my Keto Mocha Mousse Layered Cake Recipe, cut it in half, and baked it in a loaf pan.
That's it...2 easy steps and easy-to-find ingredients = Keto Fudge Heaven!
Although this recipe comes together quickly, you can always choose to make the brownie bites ahead of time. Dice the brownies into small chunks and store them in an airtight container in the freezer until you are ready to make the fudge.
Keto Caramel Fudge Ingredients
There are two parts to this keto salted caramel brownie fudge: the deliciously creamy sugar-free caramel fudge as well as the decadent gooey brownie chunks!
- Butter - I used unsalted butter since I like to control the amount of salt and suit it to my tastes. Make sure that you are using a high-quality butter that does not contain tons of fillers or additives
- Sweetener - I used a combination of allulose as well as a brown sugar substitute. The allulose does not crystalize as it cools and the brown sugar substitute adds a nice and rich creamy colour to the caramel. Feel free to use only allulose if you wish. I do not suggest only using an erythritol-based sweetener as it may crystalize and make your sugar-free caramel fudge slightly grainy.
- Heavy Cream - Heavy cream, also known as heavy whipping cream, is the thick part of the milk that rises to the top due to its high-fat content. With about 36-40% fat, it has one of the highest fat contents compared to other dairy products. I do not suggest you use whipping cream as although it is close to heavy cream, it contains less milk fat (30%) which may make your fudge too soft.
- Cream Cheese - Cream cheese is added to the caramel fudge layer to help create the creamy texture that we all love when it comes to fudge. Make sure that your cream cheese is VERY soft before adding it to the caramel sauce or else you may end up with some little bits of cream cheese scattered throughout the fudge
- Coconut oil - I used coconut oil to make the brownie bites and to add it to the caramel fudge to help it solidify. You can use butter instead if you wish. Use refined coconut oil and you will not be able to taste any coconut flavour.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder and almond flour - These two ingredients are used for making the brownie
- Egg - Make sure your egg is at room temperature before adding it to the brownie mix.
- Vanilla and Baking Soda - Vanilla adds the perfect flavour to the caramel and adding baking soda helps to create the perfect caramel colour.
- Optional - Vanilla Protein powder - The first time I made this I did not add this ingredient and although it tasted delicious, the texture did not seem as thick. My favourite protein powder is Orgain Vanilla Pea Protein powder which you can find on Amazon, Walmart, Target or even the big box stores like Costco and Sam's Club. Do not use whey protein powder as it will not work in this recipe.
Keto Caramel Fudge Instructions
I make this easy keto fudge recipe using silicon loaf pans but if you do not have silicon loaf pans, make sure to line your loaf pans with either parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- Make the brownies (they only require a single bowl and a spoon!) allow them to fully cool and then dice them into small pieces
- Make the caramel sauce
- Add the softened cream cheese to the caramel sauce and stir until it dissolves
- Stir in the protein powder (if using), and the vanilla
- Pour the mixture into a lined 9 x 5-inch loaf pan
- Sprinkle the brownie chunks over the top and press them down into the fudge
- Place in the freezer until firm
What is the easiest way to cut Homemade fudge?
You can easily cut most fudge right from the refrigerator or freezer. However, if the fudge is too hard, simply let it warm up slightly on the counter before slicing. If you are in a hurry, you can run your knife under hot water, wipe it clean and slice the fudge. The heat from the knife will slice through any fudge.
Do I have to make the brownie bites?
No. You can simply make the sugar-free caramel fudge and omit the brownie bites. You can also replace the brownie with chocolate chips or even some broken leftover keto cookies.
How do I get the fudge out of the pan?
I love using silicon loaf pans as I do not need to use any parchment paper or aluminum foil. However, if you do not have a silicon loaf pan, make sure that you have an overhang after lining your loaf pan. This way, when your keto fudge has set, you can simply use the paper overhang to lift the fudge from the loaf pan.
How do I store keto fudge?
This keto fudge recipe is best kept in the fridge or in the freezer. You can store the keto caramel fudge in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months
What do I do if the fudge is too hard to slice?
If the sugar-free caramel fudge is too solid to cut, simply place it at room temperature for 5 minutes or heat a knife by running it under hot water and then wipe it dry before slicing
More Keto Fudge Recipes
Looking for other easy keto fudge recipes like this? Try these:
More Keto Holiday Recipes
These are my favourite keto holiday dishes to serve with this keto salted caramel fudge:
For the Keto Brownie:
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup almond flour
- ⅓ cup allulose
- 1 egg
- pinch of salt
- splash of vanilla
For the Sugar-free Caramel Fudge
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, unsalted
- ¼ cup allulose
- ¼ cup brown sugar substitute
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ tsp caramel extract
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- Optional - ¼ cup vanilla pea protein powder
- Maldon salt
Prepare the Brownie Base:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, spray the parchment paper and set is aside.
- In a small-sized bowl, combine the brownie base ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Spread the mixture into the pan and bake for 10-15 minutes. Once baked, remove the brownies and allow it to cool. The brownies may look like they are not fully cooked but that is ok - they will fimr as they cool. Once cool, place the brownies in the freezer for about 30 minutes (this makes them easier to dice into small bite-size pieces). Remove and dice the brownie into small chunks (I ended up with 40 small bites). Return the brownie bites to the freezer until ready to use.
Prepare the Caramel Fudge:
- In a small pot, add the butter, allulose and brown sugar subsitute and melt, stirring freqently, until the butter has melted.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and boil, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat source.
- In a separate bowl, heat the cream cheese and coconut oil in the microwave until fully melted. Stir the cream cheese mixture, salt, caramel extract and vanilla into the pot with the caramel. Stir until all the ingredients have been blended. At this point, taste the mixture (being careful not to burn your tongue!) and add additional sweetener to suit your taste. Pour the mixture into a lined 9 x 5 loaf pan. Allow the mixture to cool for about 10 minutes (the mixture will cool as it thickens)
Assemble the Fudge:
- Remove the brownie chunks from the freezer and sprinkle them over the caramel fudge. Gently press the brownie chunks into the fudge so that the fudge completely covers the brownie chunks. You may end up with more brownie chunks than you need for your fudge. Sprinkle the fudge with the Maldon salt over the top.
- Place the fudge in the in the freezer to cool fully before slicing. This may take anywhere from a couple of hours to overnight.
- feel free to add additional sweetener to this recipe to suit your taste - Mr. Grumbles and I do not like overly sweet desserts so I tend to go light on the sweetener.
- I use a silicon loaf pan for my brownie bites - if you use a thicker pan, you may need to increase the baking time.
- you can make the brownie ahead of time and store it in the freezer until ready to use.
- the caramel fudge is quite hot so it may take longer than normal to cool down and firm.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Chill Time: 4-24 hours
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Desserts, Snacks
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Holidays, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving
- Diet: Gluten Free
- Serving Size: 1 square
- Calories: 93
- Sugar: 0.4
- Fat: 9.2
- Carbohydrates: 1.3
- Fiber: 0.3
- Protein: 1.1
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